Daily Life, Knitting

Good idea …..or not

Isn’t this the softest squishiest comfiest looking child’s jumper/sweater – I thought so when I started to knit towards the end of last year.

I even mentioned it in a post I wrote last November for one of Ginny’s Yarn Along memes.

Well, I’m beginning to think that might have been the last time I actually handled it.

Until I ‘discovered’ it a few weeks ago – and it really was a discovery because it was bundled up with some other ‘ideas’ put to one side to be worked on during the winter.

Never one to be beaten I did a few rows now and again over the winter months.  I can truthfully tell you it turned out to be not quite as an endearing a knit as I thought it would be.  The four row pattern  was ‘stuffed up’ more times than I’d like to remember and as for that cowl/shawl neckline – best not repeat some of the words that came out of my mouth.  Let’s just say I won’t be knitting this again anytime soon!!

 

So that’s another one in the box ready for next years cold season.

And for a little bit of fun I’ll show you there’s still a bit of life and devilment left in the old cat named Kiera and here’s what I have to contend with.

 

The other day when I was sewing up the cable one I brought this one out to record (yes I’m weird like that. I often take photos so I can see how I’ve adapted patterns/designs).  There were other half knit projects in the bag so the table was a little crowded – then my brown shadow arrived.  Annoyed at being ignored that brown paw kept creeping closer and closer only to retreat when I growled at her.

18 thoughts on “Good idea …..or not”

    1. I think she was pointing to the spot she’d like to place her glossy sleek body. No way Jose 😊
      EC I’ve just found your comment in my spam box (5.40pm) Did you do anything different this morning?

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  1. It’s pretty, but doesn’t look as squishable as that on the cover, maybe because of the color. I made very few pieces for my little ones in light colors, haha. Variegated yarn is less spill obvious, haha.

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    1. Out of three boys I only had one who kept things reasonably clean. I even knit him a cream coloured jumper/sweater once. Have to agree on the variegated line though 😊

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    1. Lets just say it might have ended up a ‘good ‘un’ if she’d tried a bit harder Cathy. Thankfully I managed to keep her off it – nothing worse than trying to get cat hair off woollens Especially ones that are to be given away 😊

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    1. Cathy, the collar was knit separately then sewn (eased around and pinned) into the neck. It was placing it with the crossover in the right order that was awkward – hopefully you understand what I mean. Over 150 stitches knit in double rib with several ‘short rows’ to shape the collar. Definitely never again 😊

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